My name is Jason Dawson and if you have chronic back pain, I'm glad that you've found my blog. After an accident, I suffered with back pain for several years until I started visiting a chiropractor. I could tell a difference in the severity of my back pain after only a few treatments. I continued seeing the chiropractor on a regular basis and today my back pain is gone. When I had excruciating back pain, I couldn't enjoy any physical activities and some days I could barely walk. I'm writing this blog so that I can help others who have back pain. In my blog you'll learn about chiropractors and how they can help you. You'll also learn some things that you can do at home that will lessen the pain in your back.
Lower back pain can be so debilitating. Visiting the chiropractor regularly can help a lot, but you may still face some lingering pain that makes it tough to get through the day. Luckily, there are a few daily habits you can adopt to minimize the pain and hopefully cause it to ease up over time.
Put a pillow between your knees at night.
The best sleeping position for someone with lower back pain is on their side since this does not place much pressure at all on the spine. However, you really need to tuck a pillow between your knees to reduce the pressure even further. Designate a pillow for this purpose; there are even knee pillows made specifically for low back pain.
Do core exercises.
If your core muscles are strong, they will take some of the pressure off your spine whenever you move or lift something. Commit yourself to doing just 10 minutes or core exercises each day. You can do some basic planks, lunges, and even crunches. Look for core workout videos you can follow along with if you get bored.
Wear supportive shoes.
Shoes with no support just place more pressure on your spine. Look instead of shoes with plenty of arch support. Make sure the sole is made from a shock-absorbing material and that the heel on the shoe is less than an inch high. Additionally, avoid high heels. They're terrible for your posture overall and will only serve to make back pain worse over time.
Sit up straight.
If you sit and work at a desk, avoid slumping forward. This position is often said to bother the upper back, and it will, but it is also really irritating to an already-sore lower back. If you have trouble remembering to sit up tall, put a post-it note on your computer screen so every time it catches your eye, you remember to adjust your posture.
Two or three times per day, sit down on the floor and do some simple stretches where you bend forward at the waist, reaching towards your toes. This stretch will loosen up your lower back so it does not just continue to get tighter throughout the day. If your coworkers look at you strangely, just tell them the truth — that you're dealing with back pain in a healthy way. Maybe some will join you for a stretching session!
For more information on lower back pain, see a chiropractor.Share